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EWS admission goof-up: Students get multiple seats

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAGUN KAPIL
Published : Mar 21, 2018, 1:16 am IST
Updated : Mar 21, 2018, 1:16 am IST

The computerised draw of lots for admission to entry level classes under the EWS/DG category for 2018-19 academic year were declared on Thursday.

The issue came to light after many parents complained to the DoE and on the admissionsnursery.com, an online forum for the parent community. (Representational image)
 The issue came to light after many parents complained to the DoE and on the admissionsnursery.com, an online forum for the parent community. (Representational image)

NEW DELHI: Complaining about the Directorate of Education’s (DoE) draw of lots software for students of Economically Weaker Sections and Disadvantaged Group (EWS/DG) category, parents of students said that some candidates were allotted more than one seat in the first admission list, while one of them was allotted as many as 12 seats.

The computerised draw of lots for admission to entry level classes under the EWS/DG category for 2018-19 academic year were declared on Thursday.

However, it was later found that the first list, which is of 1,437 pages, contained various names more than once. In fact, a particular name appeared at least 12 times in the list and the candidate was allotted multiple seats to in at least three schools.

The issue came to light after many parents complained to the DoE and on the admissionsnursery.com, an online forum for the parent community.

One of the complaints made to the DoE mentioned a parent getting his child enrolled with two enrollment IDs and his name appeared in two different schools.

“We have received a number of such complaints in the past two days after which I did a detailed research and found those complaints to be true,” said activist Sumit Vohra, who added that he has already registared a complaint regarding this to the education department.

He said that the software was “ineffective” and demanded that the DoE should closely scrutinise the online applications and cancel all such admissions.

According to the guidelines for admission to EWS/DG category issued by the DoE, the candidates cannot be allotted more than one school and multiple or duplicate entries shall be liable to cancellation of the admission of the candidate.

“There are so many children whose names didn’t appear on the list. The DoE must release a waiting list immediately on a priority basis. Last year the second list had come in June and it shouldn’t be the case this time,” Mr Vohra said.

Tags: directorate of education, economically weaker sections